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Women in engineering

An estimated 11% of the engineering workforce is female, according to a 2017 survey – and while this percentage has increased over the past two years, there’s still much more to be done.

Below we share some of our favourite articles of women who have excelled in the sector, including some great blogs from attendees of our Future Female Engineers event, interviews with current engineering graduates and a ‘day in the life’ of two award winners of the prestigious Undergraduate of the Year.

Careers advice

A woman's world: advice for women in architecture, construction, engineering and surveying

'Speak up', 'own your career progression' and 'forget about perfection' are just some of the pieces of advice for female students and graduates in the construction and engineering industries that TARGETjobs has heard over the years.

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Female engineers find the way to career success from 'inspiring' event

Student Jemma Hart found the inspiration she needed to land a graduate job at the Future female engineers networking day – here’s why you should do the same.

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Top female engineers give students their tips for graduate career success

Here are the most useful careers hints and tips we heard at TARGETjobs Events’ Future Female Engineers networking event, from seeking out role models to being confident.

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Future Female Engineers success stories

Grace Pownall: I secured my dream graduate job thanks to Future Female Engineers

Last November I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend TARGETjobs’ Future Female Engineers event, held at Arup HQ in London. This exclusive networking event was a chance to meet engineering students from across the country and engage with...

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Flora Charbonnier

Why you should attend Future Female Engineers, by an engineering placement student

Student civil engineer Flora Charbonnier explains…

As a penultimate year civil engineering student looking for summer placements, I was excited...

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Laura O'Donoghue

What to expect if you attend Future Female Engineers...

The application process for the Future Female Engineers event was thorough, with online forms followed by a telephone interview. We were required to demonstrate our passion for...

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Undergraduate of the year profiles

Abigael Bamgboye

The Undergraduate of the Year Awards have been a phenomenal opportunity which I wholeheartedly encourage you to apply for. The process is one which will teach you about your strengths, allow you to network at an amazing level, and introduce you to new friends.

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Rachel Hayden

I was first made aware of the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year award during my summer placement after my first year at university. One of the site engineers happened to mention it and encouraged me to apply. I felt that, if nothing else, it was a great opportunity to develop both my personal skills and professional network.

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